About Southface Energy Institute

Founded in 1978, the Southface Energy Institute is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy, and technical assistance. Southface offers programs on topics such as green building designs, products and practices, sustainable transportation, energy efficiency and community planning. The institute supports over 100 energy-efficient and environmental technologies and concepts, including insulation systems, solar roof shingles, geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters and an aggressive day lighting strategy.

Interns work in different areas, including sustainable commercial and residential green building construction, design and research, building science and LEED. In addition, they explore regional sustainability issues, environmental and economic issues, sustainable communities, nonprofit management and environmental program management.


Open to upper-level college students, recent college graduates and grad students.

Southface Energy Institute

  • Internship Coordinator
  • Southface Energy Institute
  • Southface Energy Institute
  • 241 Pine Street NE
  • Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Phone: (404) 604-3595


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Stipend
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Atlanta, GA